Fort Dodge 8th graders head to girls state track
Myers breaks another school record at SEP
PLEASANT HILL — Fort Dodge eighth grader Mariah Myers shattered her second school track record of the week during a meet at Southeast Polk on Thursday.
Myers took second in the shot put with a mark of 33-11.75. That broke the record established by Tia Koepke in 2000 (33-2).
Myers also had a school-best discus effort recently, breaking Tammy Utley’s 30-year-old mark. Myers won the discus at Southeast Polk at 93-2.
The 4×200-meter relay team of Lucy Porter, Tristen Holst, Meah McCaleb and Ashlyn Wills was second in 1:59.09. The 4×400 (Jazelle Strong, Peyton Hawkins, Paige Lloyd and Porter) placed fifth.
The Dodgers eighth graders will compete at the state meet on Saturday morning in Gilbert, beginning at 9 a.m. Myers will be in the shot put, as well as the 100-meter dash alongside teammate Cadence Touney.
Fort Dodge will have four relay events in action as well: the 4×100 (Elleena Dunn, Myers, McCaleb and Holst), the 4×200 (Touney, Dunn, Porter and Wills), the 4×400 (Wills, Porter, Holst and McCaleb), and the sprint medley relay (Wills, Dunn, McCaleb and Holst).